W.A.S. Saroja WeerakoonCountry of origin: Sri Lanka Currently in: Sri Lanka, Colombo General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Degrees2016 Doctorate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences2010 Master Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences2005 Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Current Research Activities
Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research interests include bioactivities of indigenous medicines and Pediatric related disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Attention deficit Hyperactive disorders, and Muscular dystrophies. Current research and consulting areas are; research on Pediatrics behavioral disorders and muscular dystrophies.
Publications resulting from Research:
Weerakoon Achchige Selvi Saroja Weerakoon, Pathirage Kamal Perera, Kamani Samarasinghe, Dulani Gunasekera, and Thusharie Sugandhika Suresh; Acute and Subchronic Oral Safety Profiles of the Sudarshana Suspension Volume Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2020, Article ID 2891058 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/2891058
WASS Weerakoon, PK Perera, D Gunasekera and TS Suresh; Chronic anti-inflammatory effect of bees’ honey on Freund’s Complete Adjuvant induced arthritis in rats ; Sri Lanka Journal of Indigenous Medicine; 2020: 5 (01), 319 – 328
Fyzer R.F., Weerakoon W.A.S.S.; Study the Role of Ramayana Therapy to overcome health challengers rising geriatrics population in Sri Lanka: A review. The Ayurveda Sameeksha Peer-reviewed journal published by Department of Ayurveda; 2018/2019; Volume II, Part XI, 215-226
WeerakoonAchchige Selvi Saroja Weerakoon, Pathirage Kamal Perera, Dulani Gunasekera, and Thusharie Sugandhika Suresh; Evaluation of the In Vitro and In Vivo Antioxidant Potentials of Sudarshana Powder; Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2018; Article ID 6743862, 5 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/6743862
WASS Weerakoon, PK Perera, D Gunasekera and TS Suresh; Antihistamine Effect of Bee Honey in Wistar Rats. Proceedings medicine for the International Research Conference – 2014 in General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University on 21st and 22nd August 2014;109-111
Weerakoon Saroja W.A.S. and Amarasinghe A.P.G.: Evaluate the Efficacy of an Ayurvedic Treatment Regimen on Muscular dystrophies, Sri Lanka Journal of Indigenous Medicine 2013:03(02):215-218
Weerakoon Saroja W.A.S. and Amarasinghe A.P.G.: Study of the Efficacy of an Ayurvedic Treatment Regimen on Balaka Pakshaghata with special reference to Cerebral Palsy, Sri Lanka Journal of Indigenous Medicine 2011:01(02):55-58
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:TeachingDr. W.A.S. Saroja Weerakoon, Grade I Senior Lecturer in Ayurveda Pediatrics, Institute of Indigenous Medicine (IIM), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Ayurvedic Consultant Pediatrician in National Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Workshop and Conference AttendedSeptember 17, 2021. 3rd Edition of Euro-Global Conference on Pediatrics and Neonatology”
Presentation givenSeptember 17, 2021.Ayurvedic approach on management of cerebral palsyEvent: 3rd Edition of Euro-Global Conference on Pediatrics and Neonatology”